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Is Voice Mail at Risk in the Wireless Future?

February 27, 2007 6:15 pm | by Tom Harper | News | Comments

In a recent meeting of The Messaging Industry Association (TMIA), a roundtable discussion was devoted to the purported demise of voice mail. A November 2004 article written by BBC-affiliated journalist Mark Ward posited that voice mail would decline in favor of other messaging media such as SMS and MMS, due to younger subscribers' current usage patterns.

Sprint Nextel Buys Alamosa

February 27, 2007 6:15 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel has won over another affiliate unhappy about the Sprint-Nextel Communications union by announcing a deal to purchase it. The latest: The No. 3 U.S. wireless carrier is snapping up Alamosa Holdings in a deal valued at $4.3 billion.

Verizon Unveils EV-DO BlackBerry

February 27, 2007 6:15 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion introduced the first BlackBerry device that supports the carrier's CDMA 1X EV-DO-based network and services. The BlackBerry 7130e is initially available through business channels and online.

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Virgin Mobile USA Expands 7-Eleven Offering

February 27, 2007 6:14 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Virgin Mobile USA believes its relationship with 7-Eleven convenience stores is a viable avenue to reach customers so it has inked a deal to bring its handsets and service to more locations.

BitWave Seeks to Change Handset Paradigm

February 27, 2007 6:14 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

BitWave Semiconductor wants to revolutionize the wireless business - and says it's got just the technology to do it.

Intel, Micron Team for NAND

February 27, 2007 6:14 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Intel and Micron Technology have set their sights on the flash memory market, agreeing to form a joint venture that will concentrate on NAND flash memory, which is used in cell phones, digital cameras and other portable devices.

Qualcomm, Samsung Team on Chips

February 27, 2007 6:13 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics Co. struck a deal whereby Samsung will supply the CDMA pioneer with technology and manufacturing services in advanced CMOS-based processes.

Campbell Soup Leverages Wireless

February 27, 2007 6:13 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Looking to get the word out to young adults about its Soup at Hand product, Campbell Soup Company turned to Virtu Mobile for some help.

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PalmSource Completes China MobileSoft Buy

February 27, 2007 6:13 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Less than two months after announcing its plans to purchase China MobileSoft (CMS), PalmSource says the deal is done.

News Briefs For Feb. 4, 2005

February 27, 2007 6:13 pm | by Wireless Week | News | Comments

Nortel Networks, fonoinfo, Advanced Wireless Communications, CoConnect, InnerWireless, Mobilisa, GigaBeam and OnFiber Communications.

Sprint Posts Wireless Gains

February 27, 2007 6:13 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Sprint recorded fourth-quarter operating revenue of $6.93 billion, up 3.7 percent on the year, thanks in part to strong results coming out of the company's wireless unit.

Sierra Wireless Gets Sued, Forges HSDPA Pact

February 27, 2007 6:13 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Some Sierra Wireless investors are crying foul, filing a class-action suit against the wireless solutions provider. Separately, Sierra Wireless said it is teaming with Nortel Networks to further the advancement of high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) products.

Copps: Move Aggressively On Telecom Reform

February 27, 2007 6:13 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

WASHINGTON--FCC Commissioner Michael Copps is looking for a more aggressive posture for the agency in the coming months on a variety of issues, including how wireless fits into universal service and pushing intercarrier compensation rules forward.

Leap Wireless Extends International Calling Reach

February 27, 2007 6:13 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Leap Wireless International has added more than 60 new countries to its list of international long-distance call spots in an effort to better serve its Cricket Wireless customer base.

Southern LINC Adds Wireless To Name

February 27, 2007 6:13 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Southern LINC has changed its name to SouthernLINC Wireless to better reflect the company's product offerings.

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